Letter from Prudence Ward (daughter) to Mrs. Prudence Ward (mother)
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Concord friday [in pencil] April, 13 _1838_ My dear brother, - I suppose you heard of my return to Concord - as Caroline writes so frequently - I had a letter from her yesterday - she said she had been writing to Scituate - of course. she has told you of their leaving the H- + Mr sewall’s present state of health - I think he has gained very fast. - I have written Dennis once, + G- three times, since my return - Once by Mr. Emerson - by whom I hope to hear from G- to night - I also wrote Mrs Ford - I thought it was due to the interest she takes in us - to let her know about Mr Sewall. - Maria has been sick, but has got well. E- as lame as ever - Mrs Thoreau very busy preparing her sons to go to the West. John is expected home tomorrow - He will stay at home a week - + then set out with Henry - They will go as far as Louisville - unless - employment - school- -keeping -can be found nearer. This plan [page break] was arranged, while I was in B. To day, Henry has had a letter from President Quincy - speaking of a school in Alexandria - to be opened. the fifth I believe of May - H. is willing to take it - + if he is accepted - this may alter, or delay a little their journey. - Helen + Sophia have advertised their intention of opening a boar- ding school in Roxbury - H. when there, found a suitable room - + a lady willing to board them, with some of the scholars. This is a great undertaking, with H’s feeble health. indeed, I don’t see how it is possible for her to do it. She wished to have L - Dunbar for a partner - but she is otherwise engaged. The terms are very high, + a great deal of course will be expected. Ask Ellen if Mr Kent’s fifteen dollars a quarter didn’t include all branches, excepting music? - H’s is twenty - It was the advice of those whom she consulted on the spot - she herself was disposed to be more moderate ___ Last night I attended a small party at Mrs Brooks’ - she is in great [page break] trouble about the Indians - She has written miss [Grisnke?] - to ask her advice it - to enquire if she cannot introduce the subject in her lectures - She says that if no one else will do it she shall write to J.Q. Adams herself. She wants to talk to Mr Emerson - to see if he will not set the men to work - + I promised to go with her tomorrow morning for the purpose [--]. Mr Quincy is expected to lecture here on Monday evening - One almost dispairs for the slave - when the commu- -nity is so dead - on the subject of these new outrages about to be perpetrated on the poor Cherokees. Does this people, profess to be republicans + christians? - For a wonder, Maria has come in to pass the day - Tell Edmund I thought I must write you this time - I was very glad of his letter - sorry he has lost the cockerel. Our bluebirds, do battle every day, with some martins who are trying to take possession their habitation - luckily the right is with the strongest - + the bluebirds are not to be ousted. I write large that you may read it easier - Love to the dear children - My gown is made, + was worn yesterday - Ever your affectionate daughter ~~P~~ Dr Ripley preached last sabbath afternoon extempory - as his eyes - will not admit of his reading his notes. - I have called there. [page break] [stamped] Concord MAS. Am 10 CO [addressed to] Mrs Prudence Ward Scituate Care E. L. Sewall jr. Mass.
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